St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

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About St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Name St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Rosemarie Jones
Address Ardwell Lane, Greenleys, Milton Keynes, MK12 6AY
Phone Number 01908321746
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 390
Local Authority Milton Keynes
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

Pupils make outstanding progress from their below-average starting points. Pupils achieve high standards by the end of Year 6. Outstanding teaching and attention to each child's individual needs mean that all pupils make rapid progress and are excited about their learning.

Pupils know how to improve their work because staff mark their work thoroughly and make clear the next steps they need to take to move their learning on. Exciting experiences and visits across all subjects lead to a high level of interest and high standards across the curriculum and this is reflected in the vibrant learning environment and excellent standards o...f work in books. It also supports the high level of attendance.

Pupils' behaviour and attitudes make an outstanding contribution to their learning and to the success of the school. Within the calm and purposeful atmosphere, there is a passion for learning from both staff and pupils. The pupils are a delight to be with and show respect to all members of the school community.

They say that they feel safe in school and know how to stay safe outside school. The headteacher's passion and drive to achieve the best for every pupil are shared by other leaders, staff and governors. This has meant that achievement has continued to improve for all pupils.

Governors are very knowledgeable. They support and challenge leaders through their close involvement with school life and this has been a key factor in the school's continued improvement.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The school has pupils from many cultural backgrounds. The largest group are from White British backgrounds. An above-average proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium funding, which provides funding for looked after children and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals.

The proportion of pupils supported through school action is higher than average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is lower than average. The school meets the government's current floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress The school has achieved many awards recognising its excellence, including the International Schools Award.

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